Lentella, Province of Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy
Near the border with Molise and just below Mount Calvario, this small mountain village lies between the Treste and Trigno rivers.
Altitude: 398 m a.s.l -- Distance from Chieti: 92 km -- Population: ca. 700 inhabitants in 2010 -- Zip code: 66050 -- Phone Area Code: 0873 -- How to reach it: motorway: A14 exit San Salvo; road: SS 650 from San Salvo
Of medieval origin, the village had a certain importance in the XII century and later belonged to the powerful d'Avalos family. Since the end of the XIX century, a massive emigration marked the beginning of a slow decadence of the area, and most old houses are now abandoned.
Points of Interest
- Church of Saints Cosma and Damiano, with a fine Romanesque-Gothic facade in two colours (typical of Southern Italian architecture which dominates the landscaspe with the profile of its bell-tower)
Events & Festivities
- 26-28 September: Feast of Saints Cosma and Damiano, with a procession of girls in traditional costumes bearing Abruzzese copper pots